Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

California State University Sacramento
Aug 2010 - May 2011

Uppsala University

Studied abroad for one year at Uppsala University. 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Referee

CSU Sacramento - The Well

·Refereed Basketball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Soccer, and dodgeball

·Managed games so they ran smoothly and participants enjoyed themselves

·Corrected player behavior in incidents of conflict

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Bar/Cafe Host

Varmlands Nation

  • Part of a team that managed the operations for both the Bar and Café
  • Responsibilities as on-site manager included: opening, closing, managed employees, customer service, and responsible for cashier and all transactions.
  • Took part in hosting and maintaining the cultural and social traditions of the 350 year old Nation.
  • Bar Host responsibilities also included bartending during the week and on club nights during Friday night. Club nights usually had 350 plus customers at one time.
Jun 2007 - Oct 2007

Sales Representative

Vector Marketing

  • Went through Extensive Training in Customer relations, company product, and how to run and maintain a customer’s data base.
  • Responsible for setting up my own appointments by either getting referrals or cold calling new potential customers.
  • Give in-home demonstrations on merchandise.
  • Achieved two promotions in the short period I was there.
  • Part of a 30-person office that was number one in sales for the summer session in the entire country. 
Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Sales Associate

SEARS

  • Went through Extensive Computer training in the following areas: Obtaining credit card referrals, customer relations, operating a Cash register, lawn and garden equipment, sports equipment, and hardware equipment.
  • Aided customers in finding the correct product that suited their personal and financial needs.
  • Stocked, Moved, and Set up various work out equipment, machines, tools, display models, lawn mowers, and storage cabinets.
Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

Card Dealer

Elk Valley Casino

  • Dealt Texas Hold’em Poker and Standard Blackjack.
  • Multi-Tasked on a daily basis. Ran and maintained card tables, catered to customer requests, and made pay outs.
  • Advance customer service skills were necessary to deal with upset and sometimes intoxicated customers that were aggravated after losing large amounts of money.
  • On many occasions had to work 12+ hour shifts throughout the night.
  • When employment was low, volunteered to work 6 days a weeks for 2 months straight

Professional Development

Member of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

  • Attended 2009 National Conference in San Diego, California
    • Topics covered in seminars: Chapter Development, Crisis Management, International PR, Entertainment PR, and Corporate vs. Agency,
  • Attended 2010 Western Regional Conference in San Jose, California
    • 1st place in conference case study competition.
  • Attended 2011 National Conference in Orlando, Florida

Member of American Marketing Association (AMA)

  • Attended meetings with guest speakers covering a variety of topics
  • Inbound Marketing by Steven Bloom (GoTime Marketing)

Studied abroad at Uppsala University in Sweden for 1 year

  • Studies International Communications
  • Traveled to and experienced the cultures of 10 different countries in Europe
    • Sweden, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, England, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, and Finland.
  • Skills and qualifications gained from studying and traveling abroad:
    • Independence, cultural sensitivity and awareness, self-confidence, and Reliance
    • Ability to thrive in an environment that is full of ambiguity and constant change.
    • Ability to act in a diplomatic way and build lasting relations
    • Have respect for different nationalities, cultures, and religions.
    • Ability to create goals and complete them

Member of Epsilon Phi – A chapter of Lambda Pi Eta Communications honors’ Society

Graduated and transferred with Honors from Santa Rosa Junior College

Skills

Skills

Networking

Through my PRSSA group I have had the opportunity to hear professionals speak on the topic of networking.  I have had many opportunities to exercise my professional networking skills through my PRSSA group.

International Experience

I lived, studied, and worked in Sweden while I lived there for a year.  I have also traveled extensively throughout Europe.  

Sales

Worked in and had advance training in retail and in-home sales.

Customer Service

All my job experience has been customer service related.  Received high remarks from all past employers. 

Social Media

Familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, and Google Docs.

Writing

Taken advance courses in writing for Journalism and Public Relations. Free lance writer for the State Hornet. Member of the writing committee on Sac State's PRSSA club.